§ 94.3. General requirements and objectives.

 (a)  General requirements. Each county, multicounty judicial district, or group of counties combined under a single DUI program shall establish and maintain an AHSS which provides a course of instruction regarding problems associated with the use of alcohol and controlled substances, and driving. The school program must include the following:

   (1)  A uniform curriculum as further prescribed by §  94.5 (relating to curriculum), which has an objective to educate students concerning the following:

     (i)   The relationship of the use of alcohol or controlled substances, or both, to highway safety.

     (ii)   The effects of the use of alcohol or controlled substances, or both, on social relationships and the family.

     (iii)   The effects of the use of alcohol or controlled substances, or both, on economic functioning.

     (iv)   The availability of alcohol and substance abuse programs and counseling.

   (2)  AHSS instructors who are trained, certified and recertified as prescribed in §  94.10 (relating to AHSS instructor qualification, selection, certification and recertification).

   (3)  A means of notifying all AHSS students, both orally and in writing, of the provisions of 75 Pa.C.S. §  1543(b) (relating to driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked).

   (4)  A DUI program coordinator as specified in §  94.12 (relating to DUI program coordinators).

   (5)  Classroom space that is conducive to learning, and which is of adequate size to accommodate a maximum of 50 people. The maximum number of students per class may not exceed 25. A building that houses an AHSS classroom must have all of the appropriate local certificate of occupancy permits.

 (b)  Objectives. The AHSS shall provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of alcohol and controlled substances and their effects on metabolism and judgment, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as highway safety, to encourage a positive change in the students’ attitude concerning driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.



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